We are open for business
Hello photographers and travelers! We at Vietnam in Focus hope all is well, and you’re raring to get exploring again. We certainly are! On March 16, 2022, Vietnam’s international borders re-opened to tourism. Finally, we’re able to welcome you back to explore our astoundingly photogenic country.
There’s no doubt this has been a tough time for anyone working in tourism, and we are no exception. There have been moments in the past couple of years when we wondered if we’d ever get out of the house again, let alone travel!
However, it’s also been a chance for us to reset, recharge and reflect. More than ever, we’re proud of our focus on experiences that are low-impact and authentic. Despite the temptation to ‘pack out’ our tours, we’re keeping our group sizes to a maximum of five guests. That makes for a more enjoyable, authentic and environmentally-friendly experience, as well as ensuring those unique photography opportunities.
When possible, we’ve been researching new photo adventures throughout the country. In the coming months, expect to see exciting additions to our selection of ‘working life’ village tours around Hanoi, as well as expeditions to spectacular Ban Gioc Waterfall in the north and an incredible buffalo racing festival in the Mekong Delta
Our three Featured Tours for 2022, Vietnam by Rail, Golden Harvest and On the Opium Trail are ready to roll. If you’ve booked a place on one of these, or shown interest in joining, expect to hear from us shortly. And we are already receiving inquiries for our renowned tailormade photo tours throughout Vietnam.
For details on Vietnam’s re-opening, including entry requirements and contacts, please see our page here.
More than ever, we look forward to seeing you here again. Stay in focus and see you soon!
Explore Vietnam’s True North from Sapa to Ha Giang, in the Footsteps of the Opium Traders
Trace the remnants of Vietnam’s historical opium trade through the mountains and tribal villages of Sapa, Hoang Su Phi and Ha Giang. You’ll encounter the Hmong, Dzao and Tay tribes, and visit colonial palaces and the scattered ruins of French forts, along the way creating a rich visual story of unique documentary travel images.
Photograph Flooding Season in the Mekong Delta
Immerse yourself in the cultures of Southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, Explore the very best this region has to offer, from Saigonese street photography to awe-inspiring riverside brick factories, from bustling water markets to tranquil mangrove forest, and the unforgettable highlight of the Khmer Ox Racing Festival
Photograph the real northwest Vietnam during the season of golden rice
Get off the beaten track with the Vietnam photo tour experts, enjoying epic rice terraces, bustling markets and an authentic up close encounter with the Hmong, Dzao and Tay minorities. We travel from east to west across Vietnam’s mountainous north, an area we’ve been photographing for over a decade. In the company of our local friends, we’ll mingle with the tribes as they begin to farm the rice terraces, giving us unforgettable experiences and unique photo opportunities.